AFC/Doctors Express Portland Adds Two Additional Positions to Local Team

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In order to accommodate an expected growth in patient volume and expansion of its clinics, AFC/Doctors Express Portland has recently hired a new Director of Marketing and Sales and has promoted a current staff member into the position of Director of Operations.

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Thompson and Reese share our commitment to excellent patient care and values. Our goal is to continue to lead in Portland and become the Urgent Care service standard in the region.

AFC/Doctors Express Portland, a valuable urgent care provider in the Portland metropolitan area, has recently made two major changes to its staffing organization due to the expected growth of the company. AFC/Doctors Express Portland created two new positions to accommodate this growth: Veronica Thompson was promoted on October 1 to the new position of Director of Operations. Daniel Reese was hired on September 8 and is now filling the new position of Director of Marketing and Sales.

Ms. Thompson has been with AFC/Doctors Express Portland since February 2015 as a clinic manager and has played a key role in helping the AFC team in Portland get ready to expand. She has nearly 19 years of healthcare experience and a substantial amount of education in the health industry. Ms. Thompson earned her Bachelor's of Arts (B.A.) in Community Health from Portland State University, as well as Master's (M.B.A.) in Healthcare Administration from Concordia University - Portland. She has focused on motivating and encouraging her local AFC team members and has brought a great deal of dedication and ambition into the AFC/Doctors Express Portland community.

"As the new Director of Operations, Ms. Thompson will play a leadership role in scaling up the organization for growth, strengthening our systems and processes, and achieving category leadership in patient satisfaction," noted Guru Sankar, AFC Portland's President.

Daniel Reese recently joined the AFC/Doctors Express Portland team but has close to 20 years of experience in marketing and retail operations. Mr. Reese earned his Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration from California State University, and his Master's (M.B.A.) in Management from Concordia University - Portland. He was previously the Director of Marketing for Standard TV and Appliance, one of the largest independent appliance retailers in the U.S., and has helped create well-known advertisements for local businesses including Shari's Restaurants and George Morlan Plumbing.

As the new Director of Marketing at AFC/Doctors Express Portland, Mr. Reese will be in charge of building and defining the local AFC brand, finding new ways to reach potential customers, and improving the overall marketing strategy and sales force systems of AFC/Doctors Express Portland as it expands.

"Dan brings over 20 years of marketing, sales, and customer service experience to AFC Portland," Mr. Sankar explained. "We already provide excellent patient care to thousands of patients every month in Portland. Dan's initial focus will be to communicate what our current patients already know to the new communities that we hope to serve in the near future. Thompson and Reese share our commitment to excellent patient care and values. Our goal is to continue to lead in Portland and become the Urgent Care service standard in the region."

About AFC/Doctors Express Portland

AFC/Doctors Express Portland offers the care patients need, whether it's treatment for injuries or illness, lab testing, vaccines, or physicals. AFC/Doctors Express Portland has experienced providers, a pharmacy, and an onsite lab for one-stop convenience. To learn more, visit http://www.doctorsexpressportland.com.

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